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Photography, Associate in Fine Arts

The Photography program develops professional image-makers through student-centered inquiry and practice in visual communication.  Studies in Photography encompass the history, critical and aesthetic theory, and varied practices of photography as a medium of visual communication and expression in a diverse cultural society. Students explore a variety of photographic formats, including 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 view cameras and acquire experience in black-and-white, color, alternative, and digital imaging processes using state of the art methods, tools and facilities.

The Associate in Fine Arts Photography degree will prepare students to transfer into a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in photography.

Any remediation in Reading, English or Mathematics must be completed before beginning first semester courses. First-year requirements must be satisfied before beginning second-year course work.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a proficiency with camera skills sufficient to produce consistent quality photographic imagery.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in materials and processes used in photography.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of photography from the 19th century to present day and its function in visual culture in the context of global art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design, color theory, drawing and art historical references.
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing about the creation and contextual analysis of visual images.
  • Communicate issues of critical thinking skills via the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.
  • Produce a portfolio demonstrating a coherent personal vision and visual literacy.

The degree Associate in Fine Arts is awarded upon successful completion of the photography course sequence with a grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or better in all ART courses. ART courses with a grade lower than “C” must be repeated.

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Third Semester (15 credits)

ART 211 - Digital Imaging3
ART 236 - Digital Photography I3
ART 237 - Alternative Processes3
ART 238 - Medium Format Photography3
History/Humanities Elective - 3 credits

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

ART 239 - Digital Photography II3
ART 240 - Large Format Photography3
ART 241 - Portfolio Presentation3
Laboratory Science (see list below) 4 credits
History/Humanities (see list below) 3 credits

Humanities Electives:  
(Choose two):
ART 100 – Art History I
ART 111 – Art History II
ART 112 – Art from Asia, Africa and beyond
ART 203 – History of Modern Art
HUM 141 – Film Language

 Laboratory Science Electives:
(Choose one):
BIO 110 – Introduction Biology I
BIO 115 – Field Ecology
CHE 110 – General Chemistry
ESS 100 – Earth Science
ESS 110 – Geology
ESS 111 – Observational Astronomy
Social Science Elective

Total Credits: 64


Photography, AFA - 09/2013 to present